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center of dilation

dilation

enlargement

extremes

in a dilation, the fixed point about which a figure is enlarge…

a transformation that stretches or shrinks a figure to create…

dilation with a scale factor greater than 1

the first and last term of a proportion

center of dilation

in a dilation, the fixed point about which a figure is enlarge…

dilation

a transformation that stretches or shrinks a figure to create…

ratio

proportion

cross multiplication

properties of similar polygons

for any two numbers (x and y), it is the quotient you get by d…

an equation stating that two ratios are equal... x:y = a:b

a way to determine a variable in a proportion ... ex: 6:x = 5:15…

- corresponding angles are congruent... - corresponding sides are…

ratio

for any two numbers (x and y), it is the quotient you get by d…

proportion

an equation stating that two ratios are equal... x:y = a:b

Similar Polygons

scale factor

Perimeters of Similar Polygons

Angle-Angle (AA) Similarity Postulate

Two polygons whose corresponding angles are congruent and whos…

the ratio of the lengths of two corresponding sides of two sim…

If two polygons are similar, then their perimeters are proport…

If two corresponding angles of two or more triangles are congr…

Similar Polygons

Two polygons whose corresponding angles are congruent and whos…

scale factor

the ratio of the lengths of two corresponding sides of two sim…

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6.1: Use Similar Polygons

Problem 1

Problem 2

6.3: Prove Triangles Similar by AA

a) Show that the polygons are similar.... b) Write a similarity s…

a) Show that the polygons are similar.... b) Write a similarity s…

6.1: Use Similar Polygons

Problem 1

a) Show that the polygons are similar.... b) Write a similarity s…

ratio

proportion

similar

scale factor

The ____ of one number to another is the quotient when the fir…

A _____ is an equation stating that two ratios are equal. (ex.…

Two polygons are ____ if their vertices can be paired so that:…

If two polygons are similar, then the ratio of the lengths of…

ratio

The ____ of one number to another is the quotient when the fir…

proportion

A _____ is an equation stating that two ratios are equal. (ex.…

Geometric Mean

How do you know if points form a segmen…

Similar polygons

Scale factor

Its of 2 positive numbers ... And can look like this ... 2/GM=GM/8

It is a segment if the slopes are the same.... It is a triangle i…

They have congruent angles and side lengths are proportional…

If two polygons are similar, then the ratio of the lengths of…

Geometric Mean

Its of 2 positive numbers ... And can look like this ... 2/GM=GM/8

How do you know if points form a segmen…

It is a segment if the slopes are the same.... It is a triangle i…

Sine

Cosine

Tangent

Adjacent Leg

The trigonometric function that is equal to the ratio of the s…

The trigonometric function that is equal to the ratio of the s…

The trigonometric function that is equal to the ratio of the o…

Is adjacent to the theta angle.

Sine

The trigonometric function that is equal to the ratio of the s…

Cosine

The trigonometric function that is equal to the ratio of the s…

Scale Factor

AA Similarity

SAS Similarity

SSS Similarity

The ratio of any two corresponding lengths in two similar geom…

two pairs of angles of triangles are congruent = similar

If an angle of 1 triangle is congruent to an angle of a second…

If the measures of the corresponding sides of two triangles ar…

Scale Factor

The ratio of any two corresponding lengths in two similar geom…

AA Similarity

two pairs of angles of triangles are congruent = similar

Dilation

contraction

expansion

scale factor

a transformation that produces an image that is the same shape…

reduction (a number between zero and one)

enlargement (the scale factor is larger than one)

k= image / preimage

Dilation

a transformation that produces an image that is the same shape…

contraction

reduction (a number between zero and one)

Definition of Similar Figures

Scale Factor

AA similarity

SAS Similarity Theorem

Two figures are similar if: ... (1) Their corresponding angles a…

the ratio of the lengths of two corresponding sides

If two angles of one triangle are congruent to two angles of a…

If an angle of one triangle is congruent to an angle of anothe…

Definition of Similar Figures

Two figures are similar if: ... (1) Their corresponding angles a…

Scale Factor

the ratio of the lengths of two corresponding sides

similar

scale factor

dilation

AA similarity postulate

same shape, different size

the ratio of the lengths of two corresponding sides

a transformation that preserves angle measure and results in a…

if two angles of one triangle are congruent to two angles of a…

similar

same shape, different size

scale factor

the ratio of the lengths of two corresponding sides

ratio

proportion

geometric mean

scale

a comparison if two numbers using division

an equation that states that two ratios are equal

for two positive number (a & B) the positive number x that sat…

a ratio that describes how the dimensions in a scale drawing a…

ratio

a comparison if two numbers using division

proportion

an equation that states that two ratios are equal

ratio

proportion

means of a proportion

extremes of a proportion

is a comparison of two numbers and can be written in three dif…

An equation stating that two ratios are equal

In the proportion a/b = c/d, b and c are the means

In the proportion a/b = c/d, a and d are the extremes

ratio

is a comparison of two numbers and can be written in three dif…

proportion

An equation stating that two ratios are equal

Dilation

Point (or center) of Dilation

Isometry

Similarity Transformation

A transformation that produces an image that is the same shape…

A fixed point in the plane about which all points are expanded…

A transformation in which the original figure and its image ar…

one or more rigid transformations (reflection, rotation, trans…

Dilation

A transformation that produces an image that is the same shape…

Point (or center) of Dilation

A fixed point in the plane about which all points are expanded…

diameter

diagonal

right trapezoid

two-dimensional

a line segment drawn through the center of a circle with both…

a segment that connects any two vertices of the polygon but is…

a trapezoid with exactly two right angles

a figure that lies on a flat surface that has length and width

diameter

a line segment drawn through the center of a circle with both…

diagonal

a segment that connects any two vertices of the polygon but is…

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Ratios

Proportions

Geometric Mean

Altitude Rule Right Triangle

An order pair of numbers, proportions... compare one part of the…

An equation stating that two ratios are equal.

For any positive numbers a and b, the positive number x such t…

The Geometric Mean is the altitude of a right triangle

Ratios

An order pair of numbers, proportions... compare one part of the…

Proportions

An equation stating that two ratios are equal.

Regular Polygon

Parallelogram

Rectangle

Rhombus

a polygon with all sides and all angles equal

a quadrilateral with both pairs of opposite sides parallel

A parallelogram with four right angles

A parallelogram with four equal sides

Regular Polygon

a polygon with all sides and all angles equal

Parallelogram

a quadrilateral with both pairs of opposite sides parallel

Midsegment of a Triangle

Median of a Triangle

Concurrent

Point of Concurrency

A segment that connects the midpoints of two sides of the tria…

A segment from a vertex to the midpoint of the opposite side.…

Three or more lines that interest at the same point.

The name of the intersection point of three or more lines.

Midsegment of a Triangle

A segment that connects the midpoints of two sides of the tria…

Median of a Triangle

A segment from a vertex to the midpoint of the opposite side.…

Each pair of angles adjacent to a base.

The two parallel sides of a trapezoid.

Angles of a polygon that share a common…

A polygon whose angles are all equal or…

Base Angles of a Trapezoid

Base of a Trapezoid

Consecutive Angles

Equiangular Polygon

Each pair of angles adjacent to a base.

Base Angles of a Trapezoid

The two parallel sides of a trapezoid.

Base of a Trapezoid